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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet on Thursday, May 12 at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Co. They will be celebrating Mother's Day with serving BBQ, ice cream and cake. They hope some of those attending will bring a donation of a cake. They will be playing bingo and there will be prizes for mothers.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Animals are coming

Animal Alley Ministries will be at Countryside Alliance Church, Route 115 and Countryside Drive, Brodheadsville, on Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m. See and learn about animals such as sugar gliders, geckos, prairie dogs and more. Animal Alley uses these animals to teach character building lessons.

There is no charge and all are welcome. For more information call (570) 992-3315.

PIC to meet

The next meeting of Pride in Chestnuthill (PIC) will be Thursday, May 12. For more information call (570) 992-7247.

Rotary speaker

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lehighton AMVETS

Lehighton AMVETS, Elwood Miller Post 106, will hold a meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Lehighton V.F.W.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Jim Thorpe Democratic Association will meet tonight at 7 o'clock in the Inn at Jim Thorpe.

The featured speakers will be Attorney Joseph Matika, candidate for Judge of the Carbon County Court of Common Pleas, and Democratic candidates for the Jim Thorpe Area School Board.

This will be the last meeting of the club until after the Summer.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Garden club news

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its Spring Tea in the Social Hall of Zion's Church in the Lewistown Valley. The local club, as well as the Weatherly Garden Club, the South Schuylkill Garden Club and the Hometown Social Club were represented by 60 members and guests. June Leiby, president of the Lewistown Club, conducted the business session.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Relay For Life

Relay For Life of Palmerton and Surrounding Communities 2011 will hold a final meeting prior to the event, which will be May 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. The meeting will be held Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. at the Palmerton Area High School.

For information, contact Connie Smith, Relay chairperson, at (610) 577-5087.

Palmerton Lions

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold an indoor meeting at the Moose at 6:45 p.m. May 17. Don Trexler, past district governor, will be speaking on Beacon Lodge work weekends.

Lions birthday wishes go out to Daniel Evans (May 16) and Theodore Martinez (May 17).

Guided tours at Locktender's House

The Locktender's House will be open for guided tours on Sunday, June 5 from 2-4 p.m.

Friday, May 6, 2011


An America Red Cross Bloodmobile will be held May 25 in Tamaqua. St. John United Church of Christ, Pine and Biddle streets, will serve as the collection site. Hours will be from 1-6 p.m.

Anyone 17 or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in general good health is eligible to donate blood. Each unit of donated blood has the potential to help save three lives. Donor cards or proper identification will be required.

Donors may make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Student recognition

Friday, May 6, 2011

Summit Hill

Food distribution

The Summit Hill Food Pantry distributes food to the needy in the community on a monthly basis. Distributions are usually made on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

The Summit Hill Lions Club members assist with the packaging and distributions of the food boxes.

Anyone wanting information about the pantry, or knowing someone who could use assistance, can contact Rose Marie Armon, (570) 645-3604 or Sandra Hill, 645-4617.

Cell phone drive

Thursday, May 5, 2011

PV Golden Agers

The annual Memorial Mass for the deceased members of the Panther Valley Golden Agers for the past year will be held on May 9 at St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Summit Hill at 11 a.m.

Celebrants for the Mass will be the Rev. Jim Burdess and the Rev. K. A. Medve.

The church is handicapped accessible.

The scheduled meeting will follow the Mass.

JROTC award night